“We may not be able to change the past but we can help to shape the future” – George McGovern
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The intensely negative campaigning and political polarization of elections in recent years appears to be taking a toll on American democracy. Pollsters are now reporting that Americans are tuning out and have a decidedly more negative view of candidates and the tenor of their campaigns. Many are wondering how it will be possible for the two major political parties to work together in Congress to pass much-needed legislation once the mud-slinging campaign season is over. The 2012 McGovern Conference, to be held one week after the polls close, will feature politicians, party leaders, representatives of the media and policy-makers discussing how Congress can get back on track and move beyond polarization to best serve our nation. Anyone who loves politics can’t afford to miss this conference.
Featured keynote presenters will be former members of Congress:
Gil Gutknecht (R-MN), 1995-2007)
Max Sandlin (D-TX), 1997-2005)
Cosponsored by the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and the United States Association of Former Members of Congress. Online registration and a full conference schedule will be available on-line at the McGovern Center website Oct. 1, 2012.